The Lowdown on Your Dollars – School Funding Information that Every Parent Should Know

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The Lowdown on Your Dollars was developed to provide taxpayers, parents, and school staff with relevant information regarding the funding of public education in Caroline County.

The proposed budget for 2017-2018 for Caroline County Public Schools is $46,838,037, an increase of $2,469,009 over the budget for 2016-2017.

This is an increase of 5%. The request for $2,469,009 consists of an increase in State funds of $546,343 and a requested increase from the County in the amount of $1,923,666.

The increase is needed to fund mandatory increases in VRS and health insurance ($650,000), increases in salaries, wages and taxes ($1,166,009), investments in instructional resources and additional positions ($400,000). The balance of $253,000 will be spent in various other areas such as school safety, maintenance, technology, activities, athletics, and administration.